Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 453

About the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector is part of the retail trade sector.

Industries in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers subsector retail merchandise from fixed point-of-sale locations (except new or used motor vehicles and parts; new furniture and home furnishings; new appliances and electronic products; new building materials and garden equipment and supplies; food and beverages; health and personal care goods; gasoline; new clothing and accessories; and new sporting goods, hobby goods, books, and music). Establishments in this subsector include stores with unique characteristics like florists, used merchandise stores, and pet and pet supply stores as well as other store retailers.

North American Industry Classification System

The miscellaneous store retailers subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Florists: NAICS 4531
  • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NAICS 4532
  • Used Merchandise Stores: NAICS 4533
  • Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NAICS 4539

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in miscellaneous store retailers. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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2016
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2016
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2016
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2016

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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833.9 836.7 (P) 838.6 (P) 837.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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664.3 660.3 (P) 671.4  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2015

Cashiers

101,940

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

68,300

Floral designers

29,540

Retail salespersons

333,300

Stock clerks and order fillers

32,520

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

19,850

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for miscellaneous store retailers.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in miscellaneous store retailers.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$16.67 $16.47 $16.67 (P) $16.74

Average weekly hours

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29.9 30.2 29.6 (P) 29.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$13.70 $13.36 $13.65 (P) $13.68

Average weekly hours

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28.3 28.6 28.0 (P) 28.2

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Cashiers

9.22 9.70 19,170 20,170

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

16.57 18.82 34,470 39,150

Floral designers

11.83 12.72 24,600 26,450

Retail salespersons

9.80 11.48 20,380 23,890

Stock clerks and order fillers

9.49 10.64 19,750 22,130

Truck drivers, light or delivery services

11.32 12.64 23,550 26,300

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in miscellaneous store retailers. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2011 2012 2013 2014

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

17 15 29 24

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2014

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

3.4

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.7

Cases involving days away from work

1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.7

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in miscellaneous store retailers. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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2015
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2015
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2015

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 113,051 (P) 112,924 (P) 113,565 (P) 113,892

Local government

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(P) 46 (P) 47 (P) 48 (P) 49

State government

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(P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2 (P) 2

Federal government

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(P) 23 (P) 23 (P) 19 (P) 19

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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Labor productivity index, output per hour

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94.775 98.617 99.000  

Percent change from previous year

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-5.8 4.1 0.4  

Labor index, total labor hours

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92.271 90.598 92.574 96.566

Percent change from previous year

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7.2 -1.8 2.2 4.3

Output index

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87.450 89.345 91.648  

Percent change from previous year

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1.0 2.2 2.6  

Unit labor costs index

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111.419 106.613 109.201  

Percent change from previous year

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4.5 -4.3 2.4  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: June 29, 2016